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Fischer – Pro Mtn 86Ti
Fischer appear to have snuck into the top echelon across most categories without us realising it. Piste is royally covered with The Curv (and their Progressor range is no fall-back choice), and the Rangers would satisfy any freerider. The new Pro Mtn range replaces the Motive, and comes in lighter, sporting new lay-ups though with similar width options. Light, do-it-all and powerful and enough to make our top 11, we suspect that cunning carbon construction – the way forward, no doubt – makes these fat-lite skis easy and flickable, yet runs the same grip as you’d want from any top-level all-mountain ski. A pair clocks in at around half a kilo less than a high performance piste model, and that gives the Pro Mtn noticeably improved manoeuvrability. We like light skis with expert levels of grip and a bit of rocker for all sorts of reasons, and the Pro Mtns tick every one. We’ve picked out the 86, but decide according to your weight and you won’t go far wrong. The 80 non-Ti model is another worth checking out if you’re an intermediate or lighter skier.